Saying that SQL Server is the best database platform for an application is one thing… proving it is another.  Recently Infor tested it's ERP LN (Infor’s top ERP application) on the new 8-socket Intel Xeon powered HP ProLiant DL980 G7 scale-up server and achieved it’s highest Baan/LN performance ever on an x86 system.  This is more than 2x the previous best number from one of our competitors.  More importantly is the fact that Infor chose Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 to run these extensive tests on their flagship ERP solution.

Research has shown that organizations that migrate to SQL Server may be able to significantly reduce overall costs.  For example, companies that migrate from an Oracle database running on a UNIX-based platform to SQL Server attained a 74% – 137% IRR (Internal Rate of Return) while simultaneously lowering unplanned downtime and increasing performance.

Labor cost savings came in at 20% or more in a Microsoft SQL Server environment and licensing (as mentioned in Why Pay More For Less ) through Microsoft can lower software support cost by up to 86%. 

So let’s break this down… By running Infor ERP LN on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 you can…

  • Have a  74% – 137% Internal Rate of Return
  • Increase Performance
  • Save 20% or more on labor costs
  • Lower licensing/software support costs by upto 86%

Are you running Infor ERP LN on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2? 

If you answer is no, you should be.

For more information please see: HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server and Microsoft SQL/Windows deliver scale-up power for Infor ERP LN Solution brief.